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    Jones & Bartlett Learning Introduces New Health Navigation Series

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Mar 4, 2016 2:04:45 PM

    As the U.S. health system becomes more and more complex, the term “Health Navigator” is starting to appear in the national media as the newest emerging career. That's why we are excited to announce the launch of the Health Navigation Series.

    Developed under the editorial direction of Richard K. Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD, this series of four textbooks and accompanying digital learning materials is designed for health navigator associate degree and certificate programs leading to employment as community health workers, patient navigators, and/or health insurance navigators.

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Health Navigator, Health Navigator Curricula, Health Navigator Degree, Richard Riegelman

    What Is the Role of a Health Navigator on the Health Care Team?

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Oct 8, 2015 12:18:39 PM

    In 2015, Kay Perrin, PhD, MPH, joined us as a guest blogger for a series of five blog posts on the topic of the exciting new career field of the Health Navigator. This is the third of five.

    The purpose of this blog series is to describe the concept of health navigators. In the first blog, I defined the basic role of health navigator. After having a few conversations with colleagues, I decided that it is time to write a blog about what role the health navigator does not play in the health care system. Some nurses have commented that health navigators should not work in hospitals because they will not have clinical training. Other colleagues have mentioned that health navigators may never find jobs, because no one knows how their role fits into the health care team. Now, you see the reason for writing this blog about the role of health navigators on the health care team.

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Author, Health Navigator, Health Navigator Curricula, Health Navigator Degree, Patient Navigator

    Washington Post Makes Health Navigators Front Page News

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 20, 2015 10:24:51 AM

     

    Guest blogger, author, and editor of the Essential Public Health Series, Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, writes about the emerging career field known as "Health Navigator."

    On July 4, the Washington Post featured a front page article, “Navigators’ for cancer patients: A nice perk or something more?” Perhaps the Post recognized that health navigators can provide “independence day” for patients with serious disease. The article and the comments provided numerous testimonials recognizing the “godsend” that health navigators can be for cancer patients. They also indicated that health navigators are being shown to be cost-effective at least for poorer patients.

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Navigating Health Insurance, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Heal, Author, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Hea, Jones & Bartlett Learning Health Navigation, Navigating Community and Consumer Health, Navigating the U.S Healthy System, Navigators, Principles of Health Navigation, Public Health, Public Health 101, Richard Riegelman

    Health Navigators: Characteristics Through Internships

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Mar 20, 2015 3:36:36 PM

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Author, Health Navigator, Health Navigator Curricula, Health Navigator Degree, Patient Navigator

    Understanding the Health Navigator

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Feb 12, 2015 10:51:45 AM

    In 2015, Kay Perrin, PhD, MPH, joins us as a guest blogger for a series of five blog posts on the topic of the exciting new career field of the Health Navigator. This is the first of five.

    As I began to write this series of blogs about the role of health navigators, I asked a few colleagues for advice and suggestions. In these brief discussions, I was asked similar questions. Those queries serve as the outline for this first blog.

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Author, Health Navigator, Health Navigator Curricula, Health Navigator Degree, Patient Navigator

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